‘Brahmastra’s Reported Budget Figures Are Wrong’, Says Ranbir As He Defends Film’s ‘Hit’ Status

Ranbir Kapoor has defended the profits of Brahmastra, expressing that the media reported figures about the film’s budget are ‘all wrong’ and its economics is much different.

Ranbir defended his film

Kangana Ranaut had previously questioned how several trade publications and analysts are calling Brahmastra a hit. The actress referred to the film’s massive budget while making her point and said the film needs to do a lot more to be called a hit. Meanwhile, in a recent interview, the film’s lead actor Ranbir Kapoor defended his film.


On Wednesday, Kangana Ranaut shared a number of posts on Instagram, throwing doubts on Brahmastra’s collections, saying a film with a budget of Rs 650 crores cannot be called a hit after earning Rs 246 crores. Other sources have referred to Brahmastra’s budget as Rs 410 crores. The film has so far earned around Rs 350 crore gross worldwide and just under Rs 200 crore nett in India. Officially titled Brahmastra Part One- Shiva, the film is the first of a planned trilogy by Ayan Mukerji.

In an interview with Dainik Bhaskar, Ranbir said, “These days, we are reading a lot where people are discussing the budget of the film. People are saying this much is the budget and this much is the recovery. But Brahmastra is unique being where the budget is not just for one film but for the whole trilogy.”

The actual figures

Several media reports had earlier claimed that as much as Rs 100+ crore of the film’s budget was spent on VFX. While Ranbir did not reveal the exact figure, he stressed that a lot of the work already done for part one would be used in the sequels, thereby spreading that expense out over the other two films.


“So, the assets we have created for the film, like the fire VFX or effects for other superpowers, will be used in three films. So, it’s not like the figures floating around, whether it’s hundred rupees or two hundred rupees, are correct. It’s all wrong. The economics of this film is not like the economics of other films that have been made in our industry. Now, we can easily go into parts 2 and part 3. With part 1, Ayan had to learn how to make this kind of a film,” Ranbir added.

Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra also stars Alia Bhatt and Mouni Roy, with extended cameos by Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Nagarjuna. The film has already become the highest-grossing Hindi film of the year by its ninth day and is on course to be one of the highest-grossing of all time.